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McDonald signs with Seawolves Soccer

Author: Scott Briggs

Posted on May 10, 2023

Category: ACAA , Varsity Sports , Soccer

Scarlette McDonald has officially signed with the UNB Saint John Seawolves women’s soccer team for the 2023 varsity season.


McDonald, who hails from Wickham, New Brunswick, is a senior at Belleisle Regional High School, where she’s played soccer, basketball and volleyball since the sixth grade. She’s a two-time soccer MVP and a former NBIAA basketball all-star.
Her competitive soccer career began in the summer of 2019 for the Hampton Soccer Club, where she helped her team win the U15 Division 1 Provincials. McDonald joined the Premier League at the age of 16 and now plays for the Fundy Soccer Association. She’s also a high achiever in the classroom, having maintained a mid-90s average.
“I love the competitive atmosphere on the pitch and I love to win,” McDonald said after signing with the Seawolves. “Soccer has always been an outlet for me, and it has given me the chance to push myself to new levels that I otherwise would not have been able to reach.”

Seawolves head coach PJ Ward has been watching McDonald since her youth career throughout the Fundy Soccer High Performance Academy and also during her time in the U17 AAA summer program.
“She has a good change of pace and when she is at the top of her speed, she will be difficult to defend,” Ward said. “She has the natural ability to score goals in and around the box. She is always eager to learn and push herself to be the best she can be. She does not like to lose any battle on the field, offensively or defensively.”
McDonald wants to build on the momentum of her athletic success in high school.
Her goals include being “an all-conference athlete and helping the Seawolves “win a championship.”

When McDonald isn’t pursuing those lofty goals, she’ll be working on her Bachelor of Science degree in hopes of eventually working in environmental engineering.
“I chose UNB Saint John because I liked the smaller campus and it is close to home,” said McDonald, whose biggest role models are her parents. “They have taught me the meaning of hard work and provided me with the resources to get where I am today.”

Welcome to the Seawolves Family, Scarlette!